Category Archives: Extraterrestrial life

Complex organics were found on Enceladus, Saturn’s satellite

Flying past the geysers of Enceladus, Cassini orbiter previously recorded just a small amount of organic matter. However, this time were discovered some large molecules with a mass of 200 units. This indicates complex chemical processes that occur in the ocean under the ice of Enceladus.

This discovery indicates the possible presence in the ocean of Enceladus the simplest forms of life, such as microbes.


Astronomers discovered possible evidence of extraterrestrial civilization

KIC 8462852 is an F-type star with an unusual light oscillations discovered by  the Planet Hunters project. This is the only known star with small, frequent, non-periodic dips in brightness.

These observations could not be explained by intrinsic variability of the star itself, they point to many objects of small mass that orbiting the star. One of possible explanations is that these objects could be parts of a megastructure made by an extraterrestrial civilization. However, this also can be explained by the planetary or comet debris around the star.